Seppe Segers is a member of the Bioethics Institute Ghent (BIG) since 2015. He joined BIG to work on a study about the practical, legal and ethical aspects of research on human embryos in various European countries.
Seppe currently takes part as a doctoral researcher in the SEGa project which deals with the science and ethics of stem cell-derived gametes. His research (supervised by Heidi Mertes and Guido Pennings) focuses on the moral importance of genetic parenthood from the perspective of a broader inquiry into the need/desire dinstinction. In the light of this, new innovations in assisted reproductive technology, such as the use of stem cell-derived gametes, will be evaluated.
Seppe’s broader interests lie in philosophy of language, history of science and philosophy of medecine.